Title

Chemodynamics of EDTA in a simulated, mixed waste: Chemo-degradation vs. gamma-radiolysis

Abstract

The effects of γ-irradiation and waste chemistry on the degradation of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) in a simulant of an organic complexant mixed waste from the U.S. D.O.E's Hanford Site have been studied. Re-identification of degradation products from an earlier radiolysis study and the results of a new chemo-degradation study indicate that glyoxylate and several chelator fragments, both nitrosated and unnitrosated, are responsible for most of EDTA's chemodynamics in the simulated waste.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-005-0624-x

Publication Date

2-1-2005

Journal Title

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

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